Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Wait After Having Gall Bladder Surgery To Lay On My Stomach

Share
1

1
How long should I wait after having gall bladder surgery to lay on my stomach?

How long should I wait after having gall bladder surgery to lay on my stomach?

Until Pain Subsides: After gallbladder surgery, you may feel bloated and your incisions will be sore to touch. Anything that increases pressure in your abdomen (changing position from sitting to standing, lifting, etc.) will cause discomfort. You can lie on your stomach if it doesn't cause pain, but be careful not to get up or turn suddenly. Follow your surgeon's instructions about activity and pain meds. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


3

3
How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

It depends on how-: -the surgery was done, open or laparoscopic. Also what the movement you feel is. Gall bladder disease even after removal does not entail " movements" in the abdomen. Get back into see your surgeon & look for the cause of this feelings. ...Read more

4

4
Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Still early: Soreness at incisions & feeling of abdominal gas bloating can last for a few weeks. Contact your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...Read more

6

6
Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Possible retention: In a male over age 55-60, post-operative urinary retention is quite common because of the effects of surgery, anesthesia, and medications causing swelling/tightness of the prostate and retention of urine. A UTI would be another possibility. Avoiding constipation, warm tub baths, limiting use of pain meds may be helpful things you can do. Otherwise, recommend call your md and/or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

7

7
I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking. My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking. My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

???: This sounds like severe reflux. But you mention this happened only after a cholecystectomy with complications. I'd follow up with the surgeon who preformed the surgery and/or managed your complications. Really need to be evaluated by a physician as specific information from your medical record and/or further workup is needed. ...Read more

8

8
Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when I take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?

Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when I take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?

Be patient: If it is early post surgery, that kind of pain can be due to some fluid or a small amount of blood in the surgical area. If so this will clear up. The tests you had should eliminate the more serious post operative problems, such as pulmonary embolism, bile leak or bike duct injury. As always, if the pain persists, go see your surgeon again. ...Read more

9

9
How long should I wait to workout with weight post gall bladder surgery...It's been 1 week and I feel very fatigued also shoul I now take bile salts?

Activity post gb sur: I would avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a few weeks. Any activity causing pain should be avoided. Otherwise, most aerobic exercise should be ok. No reason to take bile salts after gall bladder surgery. Your body will continue to produce its normal bile. ...Read more

10

10
How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

Around 2 weeks: If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might take longer. ...Read more

11

11
How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

Open or laparascopic: After a laparoscopic gall bladder removal, returning to work can happen in just a few days if all goes well. Open surgery (cholecystectomy) takes much longer to recover from. This assumes an elective operation with no infection before or after the procedure! ...Read more

12

12
How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example. ...Read more

13

13
How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

15

15
When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

Alcohol consumption: In moderate amounts should not interfere with healing or digestion after gallbladder surgery. If you have other GI problems such as excess acid, gerd, ulcer, or liver disease, alcohol would be bad even without the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

16

16
I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

17

17
I had gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago, I want to know what the recovery is before I can play racquet ball. How long before a person can play a vigorous active, such as, raquet ball after having your gall bladder removed.

I had gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago, I want to know what the recovery is before I can play racquet ball. How long before a person can play a vigorous active, such as, raquet ball after having your gall bladder removed.

While: While the general rule of thumb is 6 weeks, it can be shorter if it was done laparoscopically, if you are in otherwise good health and was relatively active before - it so, even as short as 2 weeks is possible. However if you are on other medications, such as corticosteroids, that may interfere with wound healing, it may take longer. In addition, if there is any redness or drainage from the wound, if you have other medical problems, such as diabetes, you have kidney or liver disease, history of poor healing, then you will also need longer period of time. As with any recovery after surgery, you need to resume activity in a graded manner, starting off lightly and increasing as you tolerate. ...Read more

18

18
I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

1 month: I usually tell my patients to avoid heavy lifting or activity for one month. ...Read more

19

19
How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

Few days: Usually can return to full normal diet in a few days, be careful with eating too much fatty greasy foods too soon. ...Read more

21

21
Will you lose a lot of weight after gall bladder surgery?

Will you lose a lot of weight after gall bladder surgery?

If you diet: Typically you do not lose weight after gall bladder surgery. You can take the opportunity to make a lifestyle change to go along with your new pain-free, nausea-free state after gall bladder surgery. Clean, healthy eating & exercise always work. ...Read more

22

22
My girlfriend had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and she is still having paing in her side what could be causing the pain?

My girlfriend had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and she is still having paing in her side what could be causing the pain?

See the surgeon: While this is likely to be normal postoperative pain, she should see her surgeon for an exam, and determination whether to order any blood tests or imaging studies to check for a bile leak. ...Read more

23

23
What kind of pain meds they give you after gall bladder surgery?

What kind of pain meds they give you after gall bladder surgery?

Depends on: How bad your pain is. Sometimes, surgeon will need to give narcotic injections, such as morphine or dilaudid. If pain is not so severe, oral narcotics, such as vicodin, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or codeine. I am sure your surgeon will prescribe enough pain meds to keep you comfortable after surgery. ...Read more

24

24
Help please? I want to know what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

Depends: Most of the issue would be the condition of the patient going into the operation. Mortality in that case is related to the co- morbidities, not age. ...Read more

25

25
How to stop vomiting after gall bladder surgery?

How to stop vomiting after gall bladder surgery?

See your surgeon....: Or call them with this information. I do not know your medical circumstances or when you had surgery. Stop any pain medications. Notify your surgeon asap to get help. ...Read more

26

26
Can you please tell me about bile still leaking out after gall bladder surgery?

Can you please tell me about bile still leaking out after gall bladder surgery?

Not normaL: What do you mean bile leaking?
If it is leaking out of your incision definitely not normal check with your surgeon right away
if you were told that you have a collection of bile in the area of surgery by your surgeon that mean he is keeping the eye on it usually it will stop or it could be drained without surgery
some leak might need to be checked and treated by endoscopy called ercp. ...Read more

27

27
I haven't had a period in about 3 months. Could this be from my gall bladder surgery?

I haven't had a period in about 3 months. Could this be from my gall bladder surgery?

No: I cannot think of a link between the two. Sometimes extreme stress to the body can cause amenorrhea---doesnot seem relevant here. ...Read more

29

29
After gall bladder surgery many years ago I am bothered with all over itching and stinging it comes and goes. What could be the reason?

Check liver tests: Since the symptoms you describe are not specific for liver disease, I recommend that you see your doctor to get liver function tests done. If abnormal, you may need an ultrasound or additional imaging to see if there is a cause for this increased value. On the other hand, if normal, other reasons should be sought, including allergic reactions, e.g. Food allergies, etc. ...Read more

30

30
I'm 5 months post-gall bladder surgery. I feel normal except that after a BM, I will experience leakage that resembles mucous. Normal or not?

I'm 5 months post-gall bladder surgery. I feel normal except that after a BM, I will experience leakage that resembles mucous. Normal or not?

Here are some...: If the degree of mucus appearance is mild and its occurrence, not frequent, you may leave it alone. If different from what described, seek pro-evaluation and counseling. Clinically, it may represent some colonic inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
2 Doctors shared insights

Bladder Surgery (Definition)

Surgery on the bladder can be performed using open, larparoscopic, or endoscopic approaches. Indications for bladder surgery include bladder tumors, which are removed by transurethral resection. Invasive tumors require bladder removal, or radical cystectomy. Structural problems, diverticuli, neurogenic or poorly compliant bladder, and bladder stones are ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
1 Doctor shared a insight

Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more